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Can you get it back !!!????

  1. Simba73 profile image75
    Simba73posted 5 years ago

    Can you get it back !!!????

    This is a question to all the older surfers who for what ever reason stopped and started again, I'm talking about the guys/girls who used to be good surfers not the have a go hero's on holiday etc.
    But the ones who could surf well i.e overhead waves big drops and basically the chargers in the line up.
    I had to stop around eight years ago due to family commitments and not living at the coast, but my life has had a huge shift and I am longing to get back in the water, so will I get it back ? Or to an expectable standard?


  2. DrMark1961 profile image100
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    I think it really depends on how old you are. I have a neighbor that can still wind surf pretty good (he is in his 40s), but for me, I was away too long and time has passed. I have several neighbors who have left, moved back and taken it up again, but they are usually younger.
    The waves on our beach are not too high, either, but I think it is a balance issue. You might want to start out somewhere easy. I would have hated to start out again in Florianopolis or the North Shore.

    1. Simba73 profile image75
      Simba73posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers DrMark, I'm 39 and to be honest in pretty good shape, but I worry that all the small but important things will be lost now , like the timing of take off and balance for sure, I can look at the ocean and still read it like a book smile

  3. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    The likelihood is that the movement patterns you built up through motor learning over the years are simply held back and locked away ready to be re-activated so the abilities should still have good potential

    You likely wont simply be able to get back to the same level straight away- particularly while you re-develop the specific aspects of fitness will have become neglected over time

    As a former athlete you have great potential in getting back to close to a previous level if you truly want to.

    1. Simba73 profile image75
      Simba73posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers mate your comment has made me think of when I watch some surfing on TV through the surfer head-cam and I physically feel the movement and feel the drops in my stomach, is that related to what your saying kinda thing ?

    2. CyclingFitness profile image91
      CyclingFitnessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In a way yes. You effectively store a movement pattern in your mind to recall it when you have the need. Your nerves know how they should fire- its just about putting it into action.